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  • (ShareCast News) - European equities racked up healthy gains on Friday, rebounding from heavy losses in the previous session as investors cheered results from the likes of Commerzbank and Rolls-Royce.

  • (ShareCast News) - The dollar posted gains on Friday as the President of the New York Federal Reserve Charles Dudley described current US monetary policy as "quite accommodative."

  • (ShareCast News) - The FTSE rang off a choppy week on a positive note, bouncing back 3.1% on the day as bargain hunters snapped up mining stocks and lifted the index away from the previous day's three-year ...

  • Paragon expands eastwards with new Latvian partner Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 17:14 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Attractions design, production and fit-out business Paragon Entertainment announced a new partnership on Friday, with Latvia-based museums, attractions and heritage-based projects designer ...

  • (ShareCast News) - European affairs will matter more than ever in the coming week, with investors and even the average man on the street expected to keep close tabs on the outcome of the European Council ...

  • European steel outlook negative as prices sink, Moody's says Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:53 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Moody's has changed its outlook for the European steel sector to negative as the sharp fall in steel prices weighs heavily on profitability such that it will take at least 18 months ...

  • Small caps news round-up Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:51 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Rockhopper Exploration announced the termination of a joint venture drilling contract with Ocean Rig in the Falklands. They said the termination ...

  • Cairn Homes inks housing deal with Hines Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:45 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Housebuilder Cairn Homes has inked a deal with real estate group Hines Ireland to buy two sites on the Cherrywood site in Dublin for €21.5m (£16.7m).

  • (ShareCast News) - Alpha Real Trust was expanding its renewable electricity operations on Friday, entering into a purchase agreement on a long leasehold interest in a central Scotland development site ...

  • Broker tips: Tullow Oil, BT Group, StanChart Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:37 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil has been downgraded from 'outperform' to 'neutral' by Exane BNP Paribas, as it signalled the challenges for the oil exploration and production sector are "worse than ...

  • Venture Life gets into the mouthwash business Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:10 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Venture Life was getting itself into the mouthwash business on Friday, announcing the proposed acquisition of Periproducts, and a placing and bond issue to fund the deal.

  • Streetmap vows to take battle with Google further Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:06 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Streetmap was vowing to take its case against Google further on Friday, having lost its High Court action in which it accused the internet giant of abusing its dominance.

  • Morrisons' price campaign faces new Aldi threat Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 16:03 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Discounter Aldi has reacted to Morrisons' recent ramping up of price competition with a wave of price reductions and a new advertising campaign.

  • Greene King's newest director buys in to company Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 15:57 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Greene King's newest director has put his money behind the company he'll chair later this year.

  • FTSE 250 miners: Metals and oil stocks rebound Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 15:43 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was in the black on Friday, with the index up 231.28 points (1.52%) to 15,410.08 by mid-afternoon.

  • (ShareCast News) - The stance of monetary policy in the US was the correct one despite the unusual lengtt of the current upturn because inflation remained below target and there was still slack in the ...

  • FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce leads index higher Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 15:38 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was set to end the week having reduced some of its losses, with the index up 108.93 points (1.97%) to 5,645.90.

  • Friday broker round-up Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 15:28 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Cambian Group: Berenberg downgrades to hold with a target of 60p.

  • US consumer confidence dips at the start of February Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 15:23 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence slipped slightly at the start of February due to a less favourable outlook for the economy in the year ahead, according to a preliminary reading for February from ...

  • Deutsche Bank confirms plans for €4.4bn debt buyback Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 14:48 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Deutsche Bank has announced plans for a €4.4bn (£3.4) emergency debt buyback of euro- and dollar-denominated debt, after worries about the giant German lender's finances undermined wider ...

  • Premier Oil and Rockhopper abandon Ocean Rig contract Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 14:35 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Rockhopper Exploration announced the termination of a joint venture drilling contract with Ocean Rig in the Falklands.

  • Friday night flooding possible in the City Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 14:29 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Wet socks and trousers were a possibility for City commuters on Friday afternoon, with a flood alert in place for much of the Thames in London - including the lower reaches of the Square ...

  • Monitise predicts positive earnings after massive write-offs Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 14:26 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - First-half results from Monitise showed underlying losses cut by a third as the painful restructuring of the financial software group grinds towards what is expected to be a profitable ...

  • US import prices down 1.1% in January Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 14:01 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - US import prices fell for the seventh consecutive month in January, primarily on the back of lower fuel prices, data released by the Labor Department showed.

  • US retail sales rise more than expected in January Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 13:58 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - US retail sales rose more than expected in January, according to data from the Commerce Department.

  • (ShareCast News) - The Times' Tempus is confident about Informa's future and the ability to raise earnings again, though acknowledged some investors might be tempted to take profits.

  • US pre-open: Bargain hunting begins Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 13:08 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - US futures were performing an end-of-week U-turn after markets had plunged throughout the previous days, with investors snapping up some bargains.

  • Environmental Recycling grants exclusive US licence Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 13:05 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Plastic destined for US landfills was set to be turned into useful products for the industrial and railway sectors on Friday, with the announcement that Environmental Recycling Technology ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Selling in financial markets around the world thus far has been 'orderly' but the trends in certain market metrics were pointing to the risk that regulators had got it badly wrong in ...

  • Asia report: Japan leads another red Friday Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 11:27 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Asian markets sank on Friday, as investors continued their week-long run for cover and offloaded their riskier assets.

  • (ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil has been downgraded from 'outperform' to 'neutral' by Exane BNP Paribas, as it signalled the challenges for the oil exploration and production sector are "worse than ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Shares in German lender Commerzbank surged on Friday as it swung back to a profit in the fourth quarter and announced a dividend.

  • (ShareCast News) - Strength in the Japanese yen was set to continue throughout 2016 as the 'over-shooting' versus other currencies engineered by the country's central bank unraveled like a 'coiled spring', ...

  • Eurozone GDP up as expected in fourth quarter Sharecast - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 10:38 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Eurozone GDP grew 0.3% in the fourth quarter, in line with the previous quarter and economists' forecasts, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat.

  • (ShareCast News) - Industrial output in the Eurozone unexpectedly fell in December, with energy the biggest drag, data from Eurostat showed on Friday.

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